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Amos Ray Burks

September 29, 1956 — January 6, 2015

Amos Ray Burks

Amos Ray Burks Jr., 56, resident of "Gulfport, MS, passed away, January 6, 2015 in Diamondhead, MS. Amos was born in Hattiesburg, MS, September 29, 1956; the son of Amos Burks, Sr.; Stepfather, S.C. Burns and Mother Mary Burns. Amos attended Rowann High school in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and was married to Mary Durr in Gulfport, MS- At Greater Bible Fellowship Church in 2000. Amos spent his working career in Panama City, Florida working in Construction. Amos Burks, also known as �Fatjug" was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Durr Burks, daughter: Hovettie Burks-Smith Father- Amos Burks Sr., sister, Beverly Deloris Presley; nephew, Melvin Presley, uncles, Robert Hands and Richard Hands, and an aunt Mary Moore; Amos is survived by three brothers: Sonny Hands (Margret), Melvin Presley(Brushaun) of Gulfport, MS, and Larry Presley(Arlene) of Panama City, Florida; five sisters: Gloria Hands, Linda Presley, Mary Davis(Berry) of Gulfport, Mississippi; Pamela Jayne (Ronnie) of Panama City, Florida and Hovettie Presley of Florala, Alabama; Amos was the father of 5 wonderful children; three daughters: Kiana Young (Jermaine) of Dallas, Texas, Beverly Smith and Ashley Martin of Gulfport, Mississippi; two sons: Amos Blanks of Hattiesburg, MS and Amos Burks III of Panama City, FL. He also leaves to cherish his memory, 11 grandkids and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Amos Ray Burks, Jr.; will be held Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Greater Love Fellowship Baptist Church, 3706 West Railroad Street, Gulfport, Mississippi 39501. The family of Mr. Amos Ray Burks has entrusted his care to the professional staff of Richmond-August Funeral Home.
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